Vehicle stolen in New London found in New York State

New London — A woman suffered minor injuries Wednesday when a man drove away her truck while she was loading furniture into it, dragging her for a short distance. City police said late Wednesday the vehicle was recovered in Westchester County, N.Y.

Westchester County Department of Public Safety officials recovered the vehicle about 9 p.m., according to a release from New London police. Christian Guzman, 28, was operating the stolen vehicle, which was reported to have been involved in an accident with a Westchester County public safety vehicle, the release said. Charges are pending, the release said.

The 43-year-old Stonington woman was loading a table she purchased at HomeGoods on North Frontage Road into the bed of her pickup truck shortly before 4 p.m., according to Battalion Chief Edward Sargent of the New London Fire Department.

While the woman was at the rear of the vehicle, a man got into the driver's seat and took off, dragging her for a short distance before she fell from the truck, injuring her arm and causing other minor scrapes and bruises.

She was transported to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital by ambulance with injuries that were not life-threatening, Sargent said.

The stolen vehicle was a white 2014 Ford F350 pickup truck with the registration 7741CP, New London Police said in an earlier news release. Police described the suspect as a Hispanic man of medium build wearing a red shirt and jean shorts.

The incident remained under investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact New London Police at (860) 447-5269, ext. 0, or submit it by texting NLPDTip and the information to Tip411.

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